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World Water Week

World Water Week will take place from 31st August – 5th September 2014 in Stockholm, Sweden. This year’s theme will focus on “Energy and Water”.  World Water Week will address the twin challenges of increasing global demand for energy and water.

Water Week will include a number of plenaries, workshops, seminars and side events that discuss diverse topics such as:

• Challenges to our ecosystems;
• Human rights in relation to energy and water;
• Sanitation;
• Fracking and water pricing.

World Water Week will also provide a platform for many key note speakers including:

• Ms. Karin Lexén, Director World Water Week, International Processes and Prizes Stockholm International Water Institute;
• Mr. Torgny Holmgren, Executive Director, Stockholm International Water Institute;
• Ms. Hillevi Engström, Minister for International Development Cooperation, Ministry for Foreign Affairs;
• Mr. Sten Nordin, Mayor of Stockholm;
• Ms. Amina J Mohammed, UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning;
• Ms. Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General, International Union for Conservation of Nature.

This event provides an opportunity for energy and water professionals from the science and research communities, governments, international organisations, civil society and the private sector to present their perspectives. World Water Week is organised by Stockholm International Water Institute. The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) is a policy institute that generates knowledge and informs decision-making towards water wise policy and sustainable development. Stockholm was the European Green Capital in 2010.

To find out more about World Water week click here.